Northland Communications Offers Free Software-Based Phones, Helps Local Businesses Implement Teleworking Technology Plans

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Local Telcom Company Increases Network Bandwidth, Unveils Special Offer in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

(Utica + Syracuse, NY – March 17, 2020) – In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, many local businesses are seeking-out technology options to enable their employees to work from home. Northland Communications is offering free software-based phones and increasing its network bandwidth to help local businesses implement teleworking plans.

 “We want local businesses to know that we’re here to help,” said Jim McCarthy, president of Northland Communications. “Right now, our focus is to help our customers leverage their technology, share best practices, and provide technology, tools, and resources to help businesses adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic as best as they can.”

In addition to increasing network bandwidth to support customers working remotely, Northland is offering free software-based phones to help ease the transition pain for businesses looking to implement remote-work options for their employees.

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) systems, like Northland’s cloud-based Business Unlimited solution, enables employees to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Northland is offering free cloud-based collaboration software, the Accession client and Accession Meeting, for both new customers and current customers who need to expand their services through June 30, 2020.

Software-based phone systems, like Accession, allow users’ computer and mobile devices to become an extension of their desk phone and offer teleworking features like video and audio conferencing, instant messaging, outlook integration, screen sharing, a collaborative white board tool and much more.

This offer is available for all businesses in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison and Onondaga counties and has been made possible by our partners at Metaswitch and Zoom. No contract is required. See our website for full offer details.

 “In this time of uncertainty, we hope our local business partners will lean on us to help them navigate these uncharted waters,” said McCarthy. “We have a responsibility to our customers and community to offer technical solutions and help them address challenges they’re facing during this crisis and beyond.”

For more information on our free software-based phone offering and how Northland can help your business implement a plan to support remote workers, visit or give us a call at (315) 624-2216.


Northland Communications is a Central New York-based telecommunications provider, offering voice, data, and equipment solutions to businesses over its reliable fiber-optic network. With offices in both Holland Patent and Syracuse, NY, Northland has been committed to supporting local business’s mission-critical technology for more than 110 years.

Post Date

Mar 23rd 2020